NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) traffic statistics from 2008 show that nearly one in three fatal traffic collisions involved speeding as a contributing factor. The faster a vehicle is traveling, the greater the chances of an accident and the greater the likelihood that a victim will sustain catastrophic injuries. Traveling above the speed limit or faster than is safe for current road, weather or traffic conditions will place a driver at a greater risk of being involved in an accident for two reasons. A higher speed means that the driver will have less time to react to an emergency situation or change in traffic. It also increases the distance the vehicle will take to stop. When you also take into account the fact that the force of impact will be significantly increased if the vehicle is traveling at a high speed, it is easy to see why speeding is so dangerous.
Were you injured in a car accident that was caused by a driver who was speeding? Talk to a Roseville accident attorney at my law firm and find out what we can do to help you. My team is highly experienced in handling all types of auto accident cases throughout Roseville and can offer you a free consultation to discuss your particular legal matter. In addition to handling car accidents caused by speeding, my firm takes on cases involving motorcycle and truck accidents as well as crashes that involve pedestrians and bicyclists.
Because we offer a free consultation and work on a contingent fee basis, there is nothing to lose by contacting my firm about your case. We don't get paid unless you do and will fight tirelessly to seek justice on your behalf.
Contact a Roseville Car Accident Lawyer today to discuss your speeding accident.